1 Samuel 15:10-23
10 Then came the word of the Lord unto
11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be
king: for he is turned back from following me,
and hath not performed my commandments.
And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the
Lord all night.
12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in
the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul
came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a
place, and is gone about, and passed on, and
gone down to Gilgal.
1 Samuel 15:10-23
13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said
unto him, Blessed be thou of the Lord: I have
performed the commandment of the Lord.
14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this
bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the
lowing of the oxen which I hear?
15 And Saul said, They have brought them from
the Amalekites: for the people spared the best
of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto
the Lord thy God; and the rest we have utterly
16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will
tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this
night. And he said unto him, Say on.
17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in
thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of
the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee
king over Israel?
18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and
said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the
Amalekites, and fight against them until they be
19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of
the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst
evil in the sight of the Lord?
20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed
the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way
which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag
the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed
21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and
oxen, the chief of the things which should have
been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the
Lord thy God in Gilgal.
22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great
delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in
obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is
better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the
fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and
stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because thou hast rejected the word of the
Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Ang PAGSUPAK sa iya pareho
kalain sang pagkababaylan , kag
ang pagkadi-matinumanon pareho
kalaut sang pagsimba sa mga
diosdios. Tungod kay ginsikway
mo ang mga sugo sang
GUINOO, gin sikway kaman niya
Nagsiling si Samuel, “ Ano bala
ang ginapasulabi sang GUINOO?
Ang pagtuman bala ukon ang mga
dulot kag mga halad? LABING
MAAYO PA ANG PAGTUMAN SA
IYA SANG SA PAGHALAD SA IYA
SANG PINAKA MAAYO NA
A. God has our best interests
His commands are for our benefit,
not to keep us from enjoying life.
Disobeying the Lord usually makes
our lives more difficult and
Only when we are submitted to Him
can we be assured of the full
measure of His blessing.
II. The Nature of
A. Definition: Rebellion is an act
against established order and
It can be defiance against God’s will
or resistance to leadership He has
When we insist on doing things our
way, we reveal our pride and
B. Saul, the first king of Israel, paid
a price for his rebellion against
The Lord wanted to punish the nation of
Amalek for how they had treated the
ii. He commanded Saul to destroy the nation
completely—putting to death not just their
army, but all the people and animals as
iii. However, Saul spared the king and the best
of the livestock.
III. God’s View of rebellion
• Disobeying God is as serious
as idolatry and witchcraft.
– Scripture says, ―Rebellion is as the sin
of divination, and insubordination is
as iniquity and idolatry‖
1 Samuel 15:23
• Rebellion isn’t limited to
disregarding the Lord’s
specific commands to us.
– Not only omitting but doing against
– It includes transgressing the moral
guidelines given in His Word.
– They are designed to protect us in
every area of our lives.
• God has ordained two primary
types of authority.
– He is the ultimate authority
“ And Jesus came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is given unto me in
heaven and in earth. ― Matt. 28:18
– Delegated authority: to
leaders, parents, pastors, coaches, and
other leaders. Otherwise, we would have
IV. We rebel against god by…
• Refusing to obey His calling.
• Instead, we should follow the specific
instructions God gives us.
• Pursuing what He forbids.
• When we violate the commands of
Scripture, we are in rebellion.
• For instance, a man should not seek an
intimate relationship with someone else’s
• Pursuing the right things, but in the wrong
– There is nothing wrong with wanting a promotion at
– But if we criticize and gossip about others in order to
appear more competent, our actions become rebellion.
• Pursuing godly goals, but on our schedule.
– God has not only a correct way for us to pursue our
objectives, but also a specific time.
– For instance, a 16-year-old may find a wonderful
young man she wants to marry, but most teenagers
aren’t ready for the life-long commitment of marriage.
• Before making any major decision, ask
yourself, ―What is the wisest thing to
• Don’t make a move until you get a clear
• Resist the temptation to compare your
possessions with someone else’s.
• Instead, ask God what He wants you to
• When you surrender to the Lord Jesus,
you will have life at its very best.
V. The reasons for our rebellion
• Doubting the Word of God.
– At particular crossroads, disobedience
to God can ruin our lives.
– He will forgive us but won’t always
choose to eliminate the consequences.
– For instance, Eve’s life changed
dramatically because she ate the
– Arrogant people demand their own
way—and want it immediately.
– The Devil lies to us and says that
unless we get something now, we will
never have it.
• Bitterness and Resentment.
– Bitterness: difficult to accept
– Resentment: aggrieved feelings
caused by a sense of having been
– Some people rebel against God
because they’ve been unable to let go
of the past—they have an unforgiving
– Many people see biblical guidelines as
– But no one can live in defiance of
God’s laws and have genuine peace.
vi. The results of rebellion
• There are always consequences
for rebelling against the Lord.
– Psalms 107:17-18
― ang iban masakiton tungod sang ila
mga sala, NAGAANTOS TUNGOD SANG
ILA KALAUTAN; nagakaling-ad sila sa
pagtanaw sa pagkaon, kag madali
nalang sila mapatay. ‖
• When Korah conspired against
Moses, God caused the ground
to open up and swallow the
rebel and his family (Num.
• King Saul paid a high price for
his disobedience. Not only did
the Spirit depart from him, but
he also became mentally
disturbed. Consumed with
jealousy and bitterness, Saul
spent his life chasing David
What happens in your life
when you rebel against
• Immediately, fellowship with
Him is broken.
• Genuine happiness, peace, and
joy will disappear from your life.
• You will make foolish mistakes and
as a result, you’ll start to doubt
that the Father really loves and
cares for you.
• Your physical well-being may
suffer. People tend to make
unhealthy decisions when they are
living in disobedience to the Lord.
• Our choice is simple—submit to
the Father or rebel against Him.
• Either way, we will reap what we
sow. But remember that obedience
brings blessing; disobedience has
• No one who is in rebellion against
the Lord has true peace, joy,
contentment, or success in life.
• They may look successful from
the outside, but they usually
aren’t satisfied with their lives.
• Wise men and women choose to
obey God and leave the
consequences to Him.